UW Emergency Management

September 16, 2016

What if you Knew an Earthquake Was Coming?

EEW WorkshopScientists, geologists, local emergency planners, and public educators met at the UW on September 15th to get an update on a new pilot Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system being testing in the Pacific Northwest and provide feedback on improvements    This is not the dreams of science fiction — the technology to provide some warning is here now and can provide emergency managers and responders with anywhere from 10-seconds to 3-minutes that an earthquake is on its way!  Would you know what to do if you have a few seconds to prepare for the BIG ONE?  UWEM is excited to be one of the beta-testers of this new system as we work out the “bugs” toward the eventual roll-out to the general public in 2018-19.